|About the Book|
Are you tired of doing soul draining work? Do you want to get paid for what you love? Do you want a life beyond your wildest dreams? Do you want to escape the terrible fate of the “normies?” The normies are Richard Rossis name for the “normal”MoreAre you tired of doing soul draining work? Do you want to get paid for what you love? Do you want a life beyond your wildest dreams? Do you want to escape the terrible fate of the “normies?” The normies are Richard Rossis name for the “normal” people on planet earth who work jobs they hate and fight the rush hour twice a day. Normies find themselves feeling old before their time. Rossi wants to make you a winner and help you take off in your creativity.CREATE YOUR LIFE: Daily Meditations On Creativity has encouraging answers for artists, actors, writers, minstrels, mavericks, bohemians and burned out believers. It is the first volume of a series. The purpose of Create Your Life is to inspire you to sing the song that is within you, to not die with your song buried in the grave unsung.The author lives in Los Angeles, where it seems 90% of the people there want to write a screenplay or make a movie, or write a book, or make music or act. The waiter and the welder, the barista and the businessman, the down and outers and the up and iners, they all want to do something other than their day job. Few go out into the real world and put those dreams into action. Few are finishers. Rossi penned this book in the hopes of inspiring you to be a finisher.Rossi has been blessed to create his art and life. At the age of 33, he left his hometown of Pittsburgh and journeyed to California with his car hitched to the back of a U-Haul and his wife Sherrie, daughter Karis, and son Joshua squeezed into the cab. He had no job awaiting him and barely enough money to make the trip. His guiding credo was to “go with the passion,” to do what he loves.How did he move to California and start a new life and creative career? How did he write a novel and start making movies in Hollywood with little formal training to speak of? He shares with you in these pages the lessons he learned and the issues that came up along the way and how to overcome obstacles and potential pitfalls.Rossi is a a multi-medium artist alternating between art forms. (Filmmaker, Comedian, Director, Script-writer, Actor, Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter, Playwright, Novelist, Visual Artist, and Teacher.) He is the writer/director of “Saving Sister Aimee,” and Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story, two award-winning films about a 1920s fabled female evangelist. His new biopic on Roberto Clemente, Baseballs Last Hero: The Roberto Clemente Story finished filming in California recently and is now in post production. He is a working actor in television, film, and theatre, teaches guitar and performs as a singer-songwriter, and sold his first novel Stick Man, a coming-of-age story set in Pittsburgh. Stick Man (both the novel and Rossis music soundtrack) are now bestsellers at Amazon.com Rossi always has a new project in the oven while he simultaneously markets his previous work. His goal is to inspire and encourage you to create your life and art.This book is a “bathroom book.’ You can read any of the individual essays on creativity and spiritual issues (which can be as short as a paragraph or as long as a few pages) in the time it take to visit the porcelain altar. Some may read it as a daily meditation and read one entry a day. Others may read it front to back like a normal book.The subjects deal with art and creativity, and maintaining a spiritually healthy approach to life. If you are a struggling artist, this book will help you become a successful one. Rossi says, Your dream to create your life will be as individual as you are. Your way will be unique, unlike anyone else.